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Where are they now?

Prodigals are on the agenda. We are having conferences about them, and perhaps, finally waking up to the fact that we have a problem.

Youth Leaders Dave Fenton

We have known the statistics for some time but, as ever, we seem too slow to respond. One response we have seen is the proliferation of the ‘big event’, which, in some ways, exacerbates the problem.. We may have theological doubts about the ‘youth church’ phenomena but we must understand the reason for its birth. Frustration with the ability of the church to keep its young people has driven people to positions they would not want to be in.